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Dream City - Essential Recordings 1997 - 2006

PLU: 33651021827
Format - 2CD
Genre - Blues & Roots
Release Date - 14/08/09

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Dream City: Essential Recordings Vol 2, 1997-2006, is the second "best of" music compilation of songwriting icon Greg Brown. The specially priced two-disc album includes material from his best-selling Red House albums, his two Trailer Records releases, as well as previously unreleased songs and live tracks. At over 90 minutes, the album is a testament to one of the premier American songwriters of our time. Continuing where If I Had Known- Essential Recordings Vol 1, 1980 - 1996 left off, this second collection includes Greg's "middle period" work, starting with his 1997 Grammy-nominated album Slant 6 Mind, to his latest studio album The Evening Call, which was named the #2 Americana album of 2006 by Mojo Magazine. Leading off is title track "Dream City," featuring the driving guitar work of Bo Ramsey, whose two-decade partnership has shaped Brown's sound and sets the tone for the first disc. From edgy electric songs to bittersweet ballads, the release shows Greg Brown's appeal to fans of Americana, blues, roots rock and even traditional folk - showcasing his rich baritone and fine banjo and guitar picking. As an added bonus, the second disc includes three unreleased studio tracks recorded with fellow Red House artist Peter Ostroushko in 2001 -- "Gallery," "Verona Road" and an alternate take of "Lull It By." The final track is the improvised "Christmas Song," a live recording that captures the spontaneous genius of Greg Brown in concert.
Primary Format - MusicCD
LabelRed House
Music GenreBlues
Music Genre PrimaryBlues & Roots
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